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Ownership transition is back to the future

Before we get too far down the road of proclaiming Journal Inc. as the second coming of newspaper ownership, let’s not discount The Dolan Company for what it has done for the Mississippi Business Journal. Having said that, there is no one more excited about the recent happenings in which Tupelo-based Journal Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Mississippi ...

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MDA chief shows early leadership on workforce issue

Like any good salesman about to embark on selling a new product, Brent Christensen has assessed his product’s strengths and weaknesses. The new executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority sees the state set to play a strong hand in the energy and health care sectors. Mississippi’s hand is on the weak side, though, in a crucial category: workforce development, ...

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MBJ EDITORIAL: Questions we should ask the new chief of the MDA

Last time the State of Mississippi went to Gainesville, Fla., to fill a job, it scored a winner in Dan Mullen, whom Mississippi State University lured away from the University of Florida football coaching staff to be head Bulldog in Starkville. Consecutive wins over Ole Miss and a pair of bowl victories have the folks behind the cowbells smiling again. ...

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MBJ EDITORIAL: Signs point to costly provincialism in demise of Landmark

Sticking it to your neighbor can be a gratifying exercise for some Mississippi legislators — especially when they aren’t personally writing the checks that cover the cost of the sticking. Which brings us to the sticking leaders of the Mississippi House of Representatives gave Jackson and the state’s taxpayers on April 3, the last day for bills to leave committees ...

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MBJ EDITORIAL: Bryant, others should concentrate on issues, not media

Gov. Phil Bryant was quick to lay blame at the feet of the national and statewide media for Mississippi’s poor race-relations image at the recent Mission Mississippi Governor’s Prayer Luncheon. Bryant said that the national media must have been champing at the bit to see if he, a white Republican, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, a black Democrat, would engage ...

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